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  • 445th AW Reservists participate in USTRANSCOM exercise aeromedical teams and global patient movement

    U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise.
  • 445th AW Reservists participate in USTRANSCOM exercise

    445th Airlift Wing Reservists continue their participation in the 2021 U.S. Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, that began April 26, 2021 here. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). FCCs were used to treat Aeromedical Evacuation patients during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • May Buckeye Flyer now available

    The May 2021 issue of the Buckeye Flyer is now available. The official publication of the 445th Airlift Wing includes eight pages of stories, photos and features pertaining to the 445th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the U.S. Air Force.
  • Air Force transitions from CVR Teams to more secure systems

    Beginning June 15, Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams will no longer be an option within the Air Force, and all information stored in that system will go away. As the CVR environment goes away, the Air Force network version of Microsoft Teams – a separate application with slightly different capabilities – will be enhanced to be more like CVR.
  • USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams, global patient movement

    U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26, 2021. Exercise Ultimate Caduceus is an annual patient movement exercise designed to test the ability of USTRANSCOM to provide medical evacuation in a contested environment. Approximately 250 personnel including members of the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing participated in the field training exercise. The exercise simulates bringing in injured troops from overseas, triaging them to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and then moving them to longer-term and advanced care centers known as Federal Coordinating Centers (FCC). FCCs were used to treat Aeromedical Evacuation patients during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • DAF kicks off 2021 Fall Prevention Focus

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- For the eighth year, the Department of the Air Force is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls being held May 3-7. The DAF theme for this year’s focus is “Make a Difference in Fall Prevention.” The theme incites every Airman and
  • Total Force Recruiting: The first step to winning the high-end fight

    As I prepared to assume responsibilities as the Command Chief for Air Force Recruiting Service, an organization recently re-tooled as an Air Force Total Force command, I found myself trying to understand this new mantra of “Total Force Recruiting.” To truly answer though, I had to start with the “why” of Total Force Recruiting. Why does Total Force
  • 63 IS officer supports COVID response

    A new officer assigned to the 63rd Intelligence Squadron is already going above and beyond! Since February 2021, 2nd Lt. Santia Jackson, 63rd Intelligence Squadron, has been on Military Personnel Appropriation (MPA) man-days assisting the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Office of the Surgeon General COVID-19 response at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history, marking a major milestone in the service’s strategic approach to “Accelerate Change or Lose.”
  • AF commemorates Earth Day by doing its part to protect the earth, support the mission

    The Department of the Air Force is commemorating the 51st anniversary of Earth Day April 22 by encouraging Airmen, Guardians, civilian employees and their families to help the enterprise play an active role in becoming an environmental steward.
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